Discovery Map International, Inc.,Waitsfield, Vermont-based Resort Maps, creator of more than 100 hand-drawn travel maps across the United States, Canada, England, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, recently announced its acquisition of Discovery Map International of La Conner, Washington. The acquisition unites two of the leading publishers of illustrated maps in the United States. Both companies have published colorful hand-drawn free visitor maps of popular destinations for more than 25 years. ‘We are thrilled to be coming together with Discovery Map for a number of reasons,’ said Peter Hans, president of Resort Maps Franchise, Inc. ‘Beyond being able to work with an innovator like Victoria Starr, her talented staff and map owners, it gives our company a coast-to-coast presence and opens the door to a number of expansion possibilities. We focus on the user experience; so having our maps available across the country will give travelers a consistent resource to find great places to eat, shop, stay and play.’Combined, the new company will boast 90 independent owners in 150 markets, in 33 states and four countries. Annual circulation will top 25 million maps in the new entity’s first year of operation. ‘Resort Maps is a top-flight company that shares our commitment to producing first-class, user-friendly maps,’ said Victoria Starr, owner of Discovery Map International. ‘This unification is going to produce some unbelievable maps, both in print and online, and soon lead to Discovery Maps being available via handheld devices.’ In addition to printed maps, Resort Maps has developed a mobile application for iPhone and iPad. The app is available for free at the App Store.In terms of day-to-day operations, the new company will maintain offices on both coasts, with headquarters in Waitsfield, Vermont and Discovery’s current office in La Conner, Washington. The company will also maintain websites at discoverymap.com and resortmaps.com. For more information on any of the 100+ Resort Maps destinations or if you interested in potentially owning a Resort Maps franchise, please visit www.resortmaps.com(link is external). Alternatively, you can call 802-496-6277.About Resort Maps®Headquartered in the Green Mountains of Vermont, Resort Maps® has been creating and publishing visitor maps in the northeastern U.S. since 1986. In 1993, Resort Maps® expanded its reach by creating a franchise model for distribution of its colorful, hand-drawn maps of resort towns and cities. With its recent acquisition of Discovery Map International, Resort Maps’ network has grown to 150 markets in 33 states and four countries (US, UK, Canada, and Costa Rica). More than 25 million Resort Maps will be printed and distributed in 2012.For more information on Resort Maps and/or the franchise opportunity, visit www.resortmaps.com(link is external) or call 802-496-6277.Resort Maps franchises serve cities and towns in California (Carmel, Monterey, San Diego), Colorado (Boulder, Breckenridge, Cherry Creek, Colorado Springs, Denver, Vail & Beaver Creek, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Glendale, Summit County), Delaware ( Rehoboth Beach), Florida (Boca Raton, Clearwater Beach and Gulf Beaches, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Delray Beach, Key West, Melbourne, New Smyrna Beach, St. Augustine), Georgia (Savannah/Tybee Island), Kentucky (Lexington) Maine (Bar Harbor/Acadia, Boothbay region, Camden-Rockland, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Mt. Desert Island, Portland, Wells, York-Ogunquit), Maryland (Annapolis, Eastern Shore, Ocean City, Solomons Island, St. Mary’s County), Massachusetts (Berkshires, Brewster/Harwich/Dennis, Chatham-Orleans, Eastham-Wellfleet, Falmouth, Hyannis-Yarmouth, Martha’s Vineyard, Newburyport, Plymouth, Sturbridge, Worcester), Michigan (Northern Michigan/Petoskey/Harbor Springs; Traverse City), New Hampshire (Franconia/Notch Region, Hampton Beach, Hanover/Lebanon , Keene, Lakes Region, Mount Washington Valley, Portsmouth), New Jersey (Barnegat Bay, Cape May, Hoboken/Jersey City, Hunterdon, Lambertville , Long Beach Island, New Brunswick, Ocean Grove, Point Pleasant, Princeton, Sandy Hook), New York (The North Fork, Lake George , Lake Placid, Saratoga Springs, East Hampton), North Carolina (Asheville, Brunswick County, Chrystal Coast, Hendersonville, Outer Banks, Sandhills, Wilmington), Pennsylvania (Bucks County, Chestnut Hill, Delaware River Valley, Gettysburg, Lehigh Valley, The Main Line, Lancaster County), Rhode Island (Newport, Providence), South Carolina (Charleston, Hilton Head,), Tennessee (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge), Vermont (Addison County/Brandon, Barre/Montpelier, Burlington, Killington/Rutland, Mad River Valley, Manchester, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe, Waterbury/Richmond, Woodstock/Quechee) and Virginia (Alexandria, Northern Neck & Middle Peninsula) ‘as well as towns and cities in Canada (Charlotte Coastal Region), England (Chicester, Lewes), Puerto Rico (San Juan, Vieques, Culebra) and Costa Rica (Escazu-Santa Ana). New maps coming soon in North Lake Tahoe, CA; South Hampton, NY; Charlotte Harbor/Venice/Gulf Islands, FL; Orlando, FL; Tucson, AZ; South County and Block Island, RI and Georgetown, DC. Discovery Map®:Arizona (Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Sedona), California (Carlsbad, Los Gatos, Saratoga), Colorado (Durango, Steamboat Springs), Florida (Amelia Island, Destin), Georgia (St. Mary’s), Idaho (Coeur d’Alene, McCall, Sandpoint, Sun Valley), Montana (Bozeman & Big Sky, Butte, Kalispell, Missoula, West Yellowstone, Whitefish), New Mexico (Santa Fe, Taos), North Carolina (Charlotte), Oregon (Bend), Virginia (Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Virginia Beach), Washington (Anacortes, Bellingham, La Conner) Wisconsin (Door County).
February 13, 2019 Infrastructure, Press Release, Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf, Sen. Jake Corman, and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials were joined by local officials and stakeholders today to announce that efforts to connect the area of Seven Mountains to the greater State College area are restarting after being shelved for more than 15 years.“This connection has been a significant local priority for some time and was studied in detail but was unfortunately shelved in 2004 due to lack of federal funding,” said Governor Wolf. “So, in the absence of federal investments that we were all promised, today, I’m happy to announce that we are taking steps to make a long-awaited connection project a reality.”Stakeholders and community members in south-central Centre County have long desired a four-lane connection that would increase safety and mobility in the often-congested area.“I am delighted to be joining Governor Wolf here today to make this announcement,” Senator Corman said. “This project is of great importance for Centre County, for the thousands who travel this road every day and for the hundreds of thousands who travel this stretch throughout the year. The safety enhancements that will be achieved through this project are vital for our growing community. In addition to improving the quality of life, these long-awaited upgrades also will provide a significant boost to our local economy as it makes the area even more attractive to employers.”Governor Wolf announced that PennDOT is committing $5 million to begin preliminary engineering this year on this complex, significant project, and emphasized that community involvement will be a critical component of the project-development process. Given the extensive collaboration with local communities, businesses, and others through the design, utilities, and right-of-way phases, the department is also taking steps to align resources for a targeted 2027 construction start.Act 89 of 2013 made possible some significant improvements in the region but did not provide enough for this project, and the state continues to await federal action on meaningful transportation investment. In the absence of additional federal investments to allow more state-funding options, PennDOT has committed discretionary funding to make the project a reality without changing overall transportation project plans.The commitment follows action from the administration in 2017 when the department started a refresh of environmental, traffic, and safety data regarding commercial development and community needs for a corridor involving Route 322, Route 45, and Route 144 in south central Centre County. Preliminary data from that refresh shows that from 1999 to 2016, truck traffic has increased 37 percent.The project also builds on significant improvements that have been made in the area and are continuing through three phases of the Potters Mills Gap (PMG) project on Route 322:Phase One: Construction of a new, overhead bridge near Sand Mountain Road at a cost of $2 million and completed in September 2015;Phase Two: Construction of the new interchange at Sand Mountain Road at a cost of $8.7 million and completed in November 2017; andPhase Three: Reconstruction of U.S. 322 from Potters Mills to Sand Mountain Road including the western interchange and the local interchange at a cost of $82.3 million; bid in late March 2018 and expected to open to traffic in late 2020.Additional information on the PMG project can be found at www.penndot.gov/PottersMillsGap. Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at www.penndot.gov/District2.Details on transportation improvements made by the Wolf Administration can be found at www.penndot.gov/Results. See active and planned projects at www.projects.penndot.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf, Sen. Corman Announce Action on Long-Awaited Transportation Connection in Centre County
Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fenceviewer Staff Ellsworth High School will hold its fall preseason meeting for parents and coaches Thursday at 6:30 at the high school auditorium.Proof of physical exams must be provided for all ninth and 11th grade students planning to participate in fall sports.Signed activity contracts and emergency contact and concussion management forms also will be required of all student athletes in grades 9-12 before practicing.All athletes also will be required to take Baseline ImPACT pre-concussion tests on the first day of practice.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textPractices will begin Monday, Aug. 19, for the following sports:Girls’ soccer, 6-8 a.m. on the baseball field.Boys’ soccer, 5-7 p.m. on the baseball field.Volleyball, 5-7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.Football, 4-6 p.m. on the softball field.Cross-country, 4-6 p.m. on the track at Del Luce Stadium.Golf, 4-6 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Golf Course in Trenton.Fall cheering will begin Sept. 4.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)